Simone Asselborn-Bintz reacts to a letter that circulated on social networks following the recent euthanasia of her dog.
The LSAP politician’s dog recently had to be shot.
Soon after, a letter purportedly written by a dog began to appear on social media claiming that he was not sick at all and that his owner had wanted to get rid of him. The letter indirectly implies that the said owner was the deputy mayor of Sanem, Simone Asselborn-Bintz. She vehemently denies the allegations.
“We did indeed have a dog, which unfortunately only lived until three years. We had to make the decision a month ago because he was ill, after spending a year and a half with doctors and coaches trying to cure him, to no avail. So a month ago, we had to make the decision that we couldn’t keep him, because he was unpredictable, and that was untenable, both for him and for us. It was really a very difficult decision. “
The animal rights organization “Give Us a Voice” posted this letter online. The post was shared hundreds of times and elicited many comments.
For the politician, it was a terrible experience. She received death threats interspersed with insults. It is not known who wrote the letter, so she took legal action against strangers. She is also considering legal action against those who wrote the comments on social media.
“The aim is probably to harm me politically. We don’t know where the letter came from.”
“Give us a voice” was contacted by a lawyer and took the letter. But that does not appease Simone Asselborn-Bintz.
It is incomprehensible to me that you publish an anonymous letter, without asking yourself where it came from and what it is, from where it is clear from the title who it attacks.
“Give us a voice” said the letter was sent to them anonymously, but they removed it to prevent further harm to people. They didn’t want to go any further.
The question should not become political.